THE traditional musical show My Fair Lady is set to bring a winter treat for South Cumbria theatre fans next week.

Grange and District Amateur Operatic Society presents its latest production at the Victoria Hall at 7.30pm from Tuesday, March 3 to Saturday, March 7.

To mark the event we are taking a look at pictures from The Mail’s archive of previous Grange shows.

Lucy Quarmby had just celebrated her 18th birthday when taking her first leading role for the society as mill worker Julie Jordan in the Rogers and Hammerstein musical Carousel in 2000.

The Mail, on February 29, noted: “She is partnered by Mark Jeffries as Billy, while Dena Hill and Pam Stockley play her friends Carrie Pipperidge and Nettie Fowler.

“Mick Malkin is Carrie’s sweetheart, the reliable fisherman Enoch Snow and the baddie of the piece, Jigger Craigin, is played by Martin Gregory.”

Lucy Quarmby, a Barrow Sixth Form College A-level student, said: “I couldn’t believe it when I was told I had the part. I was sure someone else would get it, there are so many good people in the society.”

In 1999, the show Hello Dolly formed part of celebrations for the society’s50th anniversary.

The show was set in the New York of the 1890s and Jean Malkin played Dolly Gallagher Levi, a self-appointed romantic matchmaker with a special interest in wealthy merchant Horace Vandergelder, played by Mick Malkin.

A young man who let a fortune go to his head featured in the 2001 show Halfa Sixpence.The Mail, on February 27, noted: “Mark Jeffreys plays young Kipps the draper’s apprentice, who is content with his lot and his lovely fiancee Ann,until he inherits lots of cash.”

Jennifer Archibald played Ann in her first leading role for the society and songs to feature in the show included Flash, Bang Wallop! and Money to Burn.

The Mail, on February 25, noted: “The show also stars well-known and respected Grange principals Mark Jeffreys, Margaret Stockley and Jean Malkin."